West Plains Howell County, Missouri

West Plains: City in Missouri, United States


West Plains is a city located in the county of Howell in the U.S. state of Missouri. Its population at the 2010 census was 11,986 and a population density of 347 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 12,383 inhabitants.

The city was created 190 years ago in 1831.

West Plains Quick Facts

Population : 12,383 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Missouri (United States)
County : Howell County
Postal code : 65775
Phone Area Codes : 417
Area : 34.54 km2
Altitude : 1,004 feet / 306 meters
Capital city : West Plains is capital of Howell County
Establishment : January 01, 1832 (190 years ago)
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 15:31:56 (26th May 2022)
Density : 359 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 3.21% (2010-2020)
West Plains locator map
Location of West Plains on Missouri map.
West Plains Washington Avenue image
West Plains Washington Avenue
West Plains Washington Avenue image


West Plains is located at 36°43'41"N 91°51'9"W (36.7281200, -91.8523700).

West Plains map


The population of West Plains increased by 3.21% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 11,986 - census
2011 12,163 1.46% estimation process
2012 12,237 0.6% estimation process
2013 12,169 -0.56% estimation process
2014 12,216 0.38% estimation process
2015 12,208 -0.07% estimation process
2016 12,233 0.2% estimation process
2017 12,240 0.06% estimation process
2018 12,265 0.2% estimation process
2019 12,304 0.32% estimation process
2020 12,383 0.64% estimation process

West Plains zip code is 65775. County name: Howell, County fips: 29091

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People born in West Plains (11)

People born in West Plains, including actor Dick Van Dyke, basketball player Jay Carty, recording artist; country singer, songwriter Porter Wagoner, .


  • Jan Howard (American country singer) she was born in 13/03/1929
  • Sled Allen (Professional baseball player and sports/music promoter) he was born in 23/12/1886
  • Stephen W. Thompson (American aviator) he was born in 20/03/1894
  • Jack R. Gannon (Author and historian of Deaf culture) he was born in 23/11/1936
  • Gary Garner (American basketball coach and basketball player) he was born in 13/09/1943
  • Lynn Morris (American politician) he was born in 22/01/1949
  • James W. Wood (Professor Emeritus of Anthropology and Demography) he was born in 07/12/1949
  • Shawn Rhoads he was born in 18/01/1977

Schools in West Plains

College & universities near West Plains, MO

Code Name City ZIP
179344 Missouri State University-West Plains West Plains (MO) 65775-2715

Stations (1)

Amtrak & bus stations near West Plains, MO

Code Name Address Type
WNR Walnut Ridge 109 Southwest Front Street RAIL

Post offices near West Plains

Post Office Name City ZIP
West Plain Post Office West Plains (MO) 65775

Other cities in Howell County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Howell County , MO.

City Name Population Title
Mountain View 2,655 City in Howell County, Missouri, USA
Willow Springs 2,098 City in Howell County, Missouri, United States
Brandsville 153 City in Howell County, Missouri, United States

Distance to Other Cities

West Plains distances to largest Missouri cities